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Congestive cardiac failure

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My dad passed away 2 weeks ago and we have just had the results of the post mortem, could you explain them to me please? It came back as myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease which led to congestive cardiac failure. thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Ok that is unfortunate to hear.

Myocardial infarction means damage to the heart muscles.

Ischemic heart disease suggests reduced blood flow to the heart muscles due to the atherosclerotic plaque formation in coronary blood vessels.

Reduced blood supply causes gradual damage to the heart muscles during exertion.

This results in heart failure over time as heart gets weakened.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could you please tell me, and please be honest, would my dad have felt much pain or suffered when he passed as it was in the night so I have no idea how he was because he was asleep

Usually heart failure related death during sleep is considered painless -- in fact 'best form of peaceful death'.

However, again it is a conjecture given that there was no witness.

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